From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2007 - 04:19:13 PDT
Neglected to get this to the weekly listing in time, so I'm letting the
list (and particularly those near Atlanta) know about the next Film Love
event here. Link: http://andel.home.mindspring.com/vollmeretal.html
Our Folks: Poetic Documentaries about Family
Saturday, June 9, 2007, 8:00 PM
The Film Love series presents the Atlanta premieres of three poetic
short films and videos - emotional documentaries about the filmmakers'
quests to connect with their families across the generations.
** Reading the Water is a brand new work by Atlanta artist Niklas
Vollmer. Part nature film, part home movie, Reading the Water takes
Vollmer and his three-year-old son to the coast of Maine, for a visit to
Vollmer's marine biologist father. Gorgeous high-definition video
footage highlights the ecosystem of the waterways, with engaging
explanations of the wildlife by Vollmer's father. However, Vollmer turns
the tables by including playful outtakes, false starts and wry cinematic
disruptions that reveal the familial bonds (and occasional irritations)
between the three generations of men.
** Ariana Gerstein's film Images of Flying and Falling is an
experimental documentary about the filmmaker's mourning of her own
grandmother. The only film imagery which she has of her grandmother is
manipulated digitally, and juxtaposed against the witty, moving
narration of an artist who compulsively collects postcards and family
photographs which have been discarded by others.
** LeAnn Erickson's poignant short video Folk Songs explores "the old
world" through the memories and stories of the filmmaker's grandparents,
who left the Ukraine for the United States as teenagers in 1913. Song,
passports, photographs, and other artifacts from the past hint at the
richness of what was lost when they left for a new home in another
country, and the intensity of the immigrant experience.
Folk Songs (LeAnn Erickson, 2007), 16mm and video, 12 minutes, screened
on digital video
Images of Flying and Falling (Ariana Gerstein, 2000), 16mm, 25 minutes,
screened on digital video
Reading the Water: Lectures on Home Video Ecology from the Gulf of ME
(Niklas Vollmer, 2007), digital video, 40 minutes
290 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Suite 8
Film Love: Best of Atlanta 2006
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.